• Epta president & CEO, Marco Nocivelli.
    Epta president & CEO, Marco Nocivelli.

The Epta S.p.A. and Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions (VRS) joint venture has been finalised creating a new company operating under the Epta brand.

All of the commercial refrigeration activities of VRS in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and the activities of Epta in Germany, Poland, Denmark, Finland and Norway have been transferred to Epta Central North Europe.

The new company has 1600 employees and will focus on expanding its network and ensuring customers and partners of both companies benefit from a wider range of products and services.

Epta president & CEO, Marco Nocivelli said the goal is to increase scale and create new alliances.

 “The closing of the two transactions marks a particularly significant moment for us, of development and consolidation in a crucially important region: we might leverage on new industrial and commercial synergies, enhancing our ability to be the one stop shop provider with a complete offer of sustainable products and services and a capillary presence in North and Central Europe,” he said.

Epta’s business activities in Western and Southern Europe, Middle East, Latin America, the US, as well as Asia Pacific and Oceania, are not affected by this joint venture agreement.

The transaction does not include VRS’s clean and cold room solutions activities. VRS’s production site in Hof (Germany), the related sales companies and Viessmann Technologies also remain with the Viessmann Group.